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Projected west coast coal-export terminals avoid regulatory snarl

June 24, 2013
An extensive environmental study on exporting coal from the western United States is not going to be carried out, a senior official at the Army Corps of Engineers informed a Congressional committee last week.
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Fracking dries up scarce water resources, farmers claim

June 24, 2013

Farmers in many parts of the United States, especially west of the Mississippi, are competing for water against deep-pocket oil and gas companies.


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AstraZeneca to build new HQ, research center in Cambridge, UK

June 19, 2013
AstraZeneca is investing about £330 million ($515.6 million) in its new building, which will host a global R&D center.
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New York college launches unique food processing technology course

June 19, 2013
Genesee Community College, situated in the western part of New York state, will provide qualified staff for food processing facilities in the area.
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US looks to tap rare earth elements

June 19, 2013
The United States and other countries are looking for ways to loosen China's grip on the industry by exploring options to produce rare earths.
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Industry-workhorse AODD pumps made more energy efficient

June 19, 2013
The air-operated, double-diaphragm pump is a well-known process-industry workhorse for general, sanitary, submersible and explosion-proof applications.
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Explosion at Louisiana chemical plant kills one, injures 77

June 18, 2013
An explosion at a chemical plant in the state of Louisiana last week killed at least one person and injured 77 more, local officials have said.
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Research reveals Final Rule compliance costs for US egg industry

June 18, 2013
In 2010, a new Final Rule that applied to all flocks of over 30,000 hens came into effect. The average annual cost for compliance with the Final Rule is $122,000 per complex.
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Canadian oil company to develop existing assets amid rising North Sea investments

June 18, 2013
Canadian oil and gas company CNR International, Inc. is looking to take advantage of a recently introduced tax break and invest more than $470 million in one of the oldest North Sea oil fields.
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Texas businesses prepare toxic chemical release reports

June 18, 2013
Businesses across Texas are due to submit their reports on toxin releases for 2012 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) next month and predictions are hard to make regarding this year's level of toxic chemicals released.
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